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This week Governor Inslee updated Guidance related to the use of indoor fitness centers including gyms, fitness studios, and multi-use indoor...

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The state of Washington has allocated $100 million of CARES Act General Relief Funds to rental assistance and the Department of Commerce has set...

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A sweeping package of restrictive new housing laws is sailing through the Auburn City Council that will add to the mounting challenges housing...

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We must work together to address the urgent need for affordable housing in Washington state. WMFHA has joined Partnership for Affordable Housing, a...

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In September 2019, the Seattle City Council passed an ordinance that permits tenants to add additional occupants to existing tenancies. The law...

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The King County Council on Tuesday passed an ordinance creating additional protections in unlawful detainer proceedings for tenants of residential...

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Several bills passed the legislature which affect the landlord-tenant relationship and housing provider operations. The following is a summary of...

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Late yesterday, Governor Inslee extended the statewide eviction moratorium an additional 60 days to August 1, 2020. A copy of the new eviction...

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We are quickly approaching a moment that will significantly test the resiliency of our housing system amidst COVID-19 and historic unemployment....

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Washington Multi-Family Housing Association conducted a survey of members to understand better the property owner consequences of the Washington...

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On May 11, 2020, the Seattle City Council passed two more bills affecting the landlord-tenant relationship. The laws become effective immediately...

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On Monday May 4, the Seattle City Council passed an ordinance that extends the eviction moratorium for nonpayment an additional 6 months after the...

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